Rémy Cabella

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Rémy Cabella
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Cabella in 2012
Personal information
Full name Rémy Cabella[1]
Date of birth (1990-03-08) 8 March 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)[2]
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Marseille
Number 7
Youth career
2000–2004 Gazélec Ajaccio
2004–2009 Montpellier
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2014 Montpellier 97 (24)
2010–2011 Arles-Avignon (loan) 17 (3)
2014–2016 Newcastle United 31 (1)
2015–2016 Marseille (loan) 34 (5)
2016– Marseille 23 (2)
National team
2010–2012 France U21 17 (4)
2011– Corsica 2 (0)
2014– France 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:32, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Rémy Cabella (born 8 March 1990) is a French professional footballer who plays for Ligue 1 club Olympique de Marseille. He plays as an attacking midfielder and has been described as a fast, agile and creative offensive midfielder who can play on the wing or behind a striker.[3]

Early life[edit]

Cabella was born in Ajaccio, Corsica, to an Italian father and a Corsican mother.[4] He started his youth career at local club Gazélec Ajaccio before joining Montpellier's academy at the age of 14, winning the 2009 Coupe Gambardella with their under-19 team.[5]

Club career[edit]

Montpellier[edit]

Cabella playing for Montpellier in the Champions League

Cabella signed a three-year professional contract with Montpellier in July 2009. He injured the cruciate ligament in his right knee during training in September and was ruled out for the season.[5]

He was sent on loan to Arles-Avignon for the 2010–11 Ligue 1 season, where he scored three goals in 17 league appearances.

Cabella signed a two-year extension to his contract in January 2012, which would keep him at the club til 2016. In a 1–0 win over Brest on 4 February 2012, Cabella struck a volley from a cross that struck the back of his teammate Geoffrey Dernis and went into the opposition's net for a goal. Cabella was credited with the assist.[6] On 11 February 2012, in a 3–0 victory over AC Ajaccio, Cabella scored with a right-footed shot across Ajaccio's goalkeeper after being put away by Olivier Giroud.[7] On 20 May 2012, Montpellier won the league title for the first time in its history.

In May 2014, Cabella announced his intention to leave the club in the summer.[8]

Newcastle United[edit]

On 13 July 2014, Cabella signed for Premier League club Newcastle United on a six-year deal, for a reported £8 million transfer fee.[9] He made his competitive debut on 17 August as Newcastle began the season with a 2–0 defeat at home to Manchester City, playing the full 90 minutes.[10] Cabella's first Newcastle goal came on 31 January 2015, opening a 3–0 win away at Hull City.[11] He was subsequently awarded Player of the Month for January by Newcastle fans.[12] During his time with Newcastle, Cabella made 24 appearances and scored one goal.[13]

Marseille[edit]

2015-2016 season[edit]

On 19 August 2015, Cabella returned to France, signing with Ligue 1 side Marseille on a season-long loan as part of a deal that saw Florian Thauvin transfer to Newcastle.[14] He made his club debut on 23 August 2015, starting in a 6–0 victory over Troyes.[15] On 3 December 2015, Cabella scored his first goal for Marseille in a 1–0 win over Rennes in a Ligue 1 match before scoring one goal again 3 days later in a 2–2 draw with Montpellier in another Ligue 1 match.[16]

Although Cabella's loan spell at Marseille had ended, he spent the pre-season with the French club, appearing in some friendly matches. On 11 August 2016, Newcastle announced that Cabella's loan switch to Marseille had become permanent ahead of the 2016-2017 season.[17]

2016-2017 season[edit]

On 1 March 2017, Cabella scored two goals to level the score twice (to 2-2 and 3-3) in a 4-3 extra-time home loss to Monaco in a 2016–17 Coupe de France round of 16 match.[18]

International career[edit]

France U21[edit]

Cabella playing for France U21 in 2011

Between 2010 and 2012, Cabella played seventeen times for the France national under-21 football team, scoring four goals.

Corsica[edit]

As well as the French national side, Cabella also qualifies for the non-FIFA affiliated team of Corsica. Cabella made his Corsican début in 2011 against Bulgaria.[19] He was again called up to the Squadra Corsa in 2016, while at Marseille, to face the Basque Country.[20] Cabella started the match, playing the full 90 minutes.[21]

France[edit]

Cabella was named on the stand-by list for France's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad.[22] He made his international debut coming on as an 80th-minute substitute for Yohan Cabaye in a 4–0 friendly match win over Norway on 27 May 2014.[23] On 6 June, Cabella replaced the injured Clément Grenier on France's 2014 World Cup squad.[24] France reached the quarter-finals, although Cabella did not enter the field of play.

After signing for Newcastle, Cabella picked up three more caps for France in September and October 2014, against Spain, Serbia, and Armenia.[25]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 10 March 2017 [2][26]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arles-Avignon (loan) 2010–11 Ligue 1 17 3 1 0 0 0 18 3
Montpellier 2011–12 29 3 4 3 1 0 34 6
2012–13 31 7 2[a] 0 2 1 6[b] 0 41 8
2013–14 37 14 3 0 1 0 41 14
Total 97 24 9 3 4 1 6 0 116 28
Newcastle United 2014–15 Premier League 31 1 1 0 2 0 34 1
Marseille (loan) 2015–16 Ligue 1 34 5 4 0 1 1 6[c] 0 44 6
Marseille 2016–17 23 2 3 4 0 0 26 6
Total 57 7 7 4 1 1 6 0 70 12
Career total 202 35 18 7 7 2 12 0 238 44
  1. ^ 1 appearance in Trophée des Champions (French Supercup).
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League.
  3. ^ Appearances in Europa League.

International[edit]

Cabella with Antoine Griezmann during a friendly in October 2014
As of 20 August 2015[25]
France national team
Year Apps Goals
2014 4 0
Total 4 0

Honours[edit]

Montpellier[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League: notification of shirt numbers" (PDF). Here. p. 14. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Rémy Cabella profile". Ligue 1. 
  3. ^ Osborn, Simon (14 October 2013). "Who is Remy Cabella? Lowdown on the Manchester United target". Metro. 
  4. ^ "Remy CABELLA profile". FIFA. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Eastham, James. "Remy Cabella: 'Newcastle were interested in January - the Premier League is fantastic'". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Ligue 118:00 +00:00, February 4, 2012Stade de la Mosson (2012-02-04). "Gamecast: Montpellier v Brest - French Ligue 1 - ESPN FC". Soccernet.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  7. ^ Ligue 114:00 +00:00, February 11, 2012Stade de la Mosson (2012-02-11). "Gamecast: Montpellier v AC Ajaccio - French Ligue 1 - ESPN FC". Soccernet.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  8. ^ "Transfer news: Remy Cabella boost for Newcastle United". Sky Sports. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  9. ^ Marshall, Anthony (13 July 2014). "United Complete Cabella Capture". Newcastle United F.C. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  10. ^ Chowdhury, Saj (17 August 2014). "Newcastle 0-2 Man City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  11. ^ Dawkes, Phil (31 January 2015). "Hull 0-3 Newcastle". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "Cabella Wins Player Of The Month Prize". NUFC. 19 February 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  13. ^ "Remy Cabella's miserable tenure at Newcastle United is now officially over". Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  14. ^ "Florian Thauvin: Newcastle sign winger & loan out Remy Cabella". BBC Sport. 19 August 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  15. ^ Scott, A (23 August 2015). "MICHEL'S MARSEILLE HIT TROYES FOR SIX". Ligue 1. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  16. ^ Waugh, Chris (7 December 2015). "Newcastle United loan men: Ivan Toney and Remy Cabella find their scoring form". Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  17. ^ "Thauvin Completes Loan Move". Newcastle United F.C. 11 August 2016. 
  18. ^ "Big two reach Coupe quarters". www.ligue1.com. 1 March 2017. 
  19. ^ "Sélection corse - Bulgarie : 1-0" [Corsican selection - Bulgaria: 1-0] (in French). lequipe.fr. 1 June 2011. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  20. ^ "8 turchini ritenuti pè a Squadra Corsa". sc-bastia.corsica. SC Bastia. 24 May 2016. Archived from the original on 7 August 2016. 
  21. ^ Scarbonchi, Frédéric (30 May 2016). "Corse - Pays basque : le symbole a fait pschitt". cahiersdufootball.net. Le Cahiers du Football. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  22. ^ "Samir Nasri misses out on France squad". ESPN FC. 13 May 2014. 
  23. ^ "Giroud bags brace in stroll". ESPN FC. 27 May 2014. 
  24. ^ Holyman, Ian. "Injured Grenier out of World Cup". ESPN FC. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  25. ^ a b Rémy Cabella at National-Football-Teams.com
  26. ^ Rémy Cabella at Soccerway

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